Run Time: 1:45
U.S. Release Date: 2018-03-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Carlos Sanchez, Jason Sanchez
Cast: Evan Rachel Wood, Julia Sarah Stone, Denis O’Hare

The screenplay doesn’t rise to the level of the behind-the-camera craftmanship or the acting.

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 2018-03-16
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Action/Adventure
Director: Roar Uthaug
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Daniel Wu, Kristin Scott Thomas, Derek Jacobi, Walton Goggins

Possibly the most faithful adaptation of a video game to-date but faithfulness to the source material doesn’t always result in the best cinematic experience.

Run Time: 1:49
U.S. Release Date: 2018-03-09
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
Director: Ava DuVernay
Cast: Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Levi Miller, Deric McCabe, Chris Pine, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Zach Galifianakis

Saddled with an unevenly paced screenplay and overly reliant on generic CGI, "A Wrinkle in Time" fails to convey the magic of the book.

The muddling of historical fiction with the Grand Guignol is an uneven mix that never fully gels.

Run Time: 1:48
U.S. Release Date: 2018-02-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Content, Brief Nudity)
Genre: Thriller
Director: Tim Hunter
Cast: Nicolas Cage, Robin Tunney, Marc Blucas, Ernie Lively, Jacque Gray, Kassia Conway

Although the screenplay knows how to set things up, it fails to deliver down the stretch, leaving us with a by-the-numbers resolution.

There are moments of pathos and deft comedy but, overall, "Before We Vanish" is overlong, poorly paced, and scattershot.

Run Time: 1:46
U.S. Release Date: 2017-12-29
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Nudity)
Genre: Drama
Director: Paul McGuigan
Cast: Jamie Bell, Annette Bening, Julie Walters, Vanessa Redgrave, Stephen Graham, Leanne Best, James Bloor

Despite some great acting, this is a largely unpleasant viewing experience and the downbeat tone isn’t helped by a narrative that flits back and forth in time without rhyme or reason.

It’s a serviceable thriller at best although Christopher Plummer’s late-to-the-party performance is worthy of praise.

The central character is as small figuratively as he is literally, and that limits the movie’s capacity to enthrall and engage.

Run Time: 1:29
U.S. Release Date: 1992-12-11
MPAA Rating: "PG"
Genre: Musical
Director: Brian Henson
Cast: Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz

"The Muppet Christmas Carol" is a curiosity for those desperate to have a dash of Kermit to go along with their mug of Scrooge.